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Old 08-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #11
 
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My guppies and Cichlids get along great.... or at least the cichlids are liking the free lunch :P Have you ever considered an eel?
I have had one once, a striped peacock eel. If I happen to not choose the Bichirs, I may consider getting one.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
 
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Been busy with school lately everyone, but I will probably be ordering my filter, heater, and driftwood from Foster and Smith Aquatics this week. Having to pace myself with this tank is making go crazy! Hopefully I'll be able to start showering you all with pictures of my aquascape when everything starts coming together.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:27 PM   #13
 
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Look forward to seeing how things shape up. I have had very good luck with Fosters and Smith when I have ordered from them. Have always received my orders within a few days from placing my order, and the prices are better than I can do locally.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
 
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Look forward to seeing how things shape up. I have had very good luck with Fosters and Smith when I have ordered from them. Have always received my orders within a few days from placing my order, and the prices are better than I can do locally.
Not to mention they're having their Summer Sale until Sept. 6, saving me a few bucks. :D
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #15
 
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Always nice to be able to save a few bucks especially when on a budget
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #16
 
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Good news everyone!

I've bought the filter, heater, more sand, river rocks, and driftwood today! Though, not from Foster and Smith as I had planned, instead I turned to Petsmart due to my mom not wanting to use Paypal. But, thanks to that, I got a great deal on a hang-on canister filter that will be much better for this tank (I specifically got the filter from Pet Supplies Plus, did some bargain shopping). Tomorrow I will start soaking the driftwood, and hopefully get to cutting some plywood to put under the 40 gallon, since you see the stand is for a thinner 55 gal and has some of the tank hanging over about an inch in the front and back. Better safe than sorry!

Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to shower you all with pictures!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #17
 
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Yup, even now stock lists keep popping into my head.

Still considering a Bichir or two, as they are a fish I am most attached to, I just love their ancient, awesome appearance!

Also thinking of three separate species of barbs, long-fin rosy barb, green tiger barb, and odessa barb, they are all so pretty! And to have them all in separate schools, showing off their bright colors.. the thought is very appealing to me.

Or, have the aquarium swarming with fancy guppies!
Your bichirs will love all those fish...for lunch. A bichir is a predatory fish, if it fits in its mouth, the bichir will eat it. I know from experience. Without a doubt my favorite fish but they are not good to be kept with small fish.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #18
 
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Your bichirs will love all those fish...for lunch. A bichir is a predatory fish, if it fits in its mouth, the bichir will eat it. I know from experience. Without a doubt my favorite fish but they are not good to be kept with small fish.
Umz, those were stock lists made for if I chose not to get a bichir. I'm very aware of their little fishy munching habits. xD
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #19
 
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Oh...ok...the way that post read it sounded like you were adding all those little fish in with the bichirs. In that case...disregard my last post...lol...my vote is still for the bichirs though. Of course they will likely need more room then the 40g tank in time but after the first year their growth slows down quite a bit. Mine were about 10 inches after 2 years when I gave them to a friend. I miss those guys...wish I still had them.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #20
 
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Oh...ok...the way that post read it sounded like you were adding all those little fish in with the bichirs. In that case...disregard my last post...lol...my vote is still for the bichirs though. Of course they will likely need more room then the 40g tank in time but after the first year their growth slows down quite a bit. Mine were about 10 inches after 2 years when I gave them to a friend. I miss those guys...wish I still had them.
I apologize that my post sounded that way. D: Wish I could go back and edit it.

I think I am sticking with the bichirs, as they are well suited to the harder water I have here. I've always wanted one, and acquiring a larger tank won't be a problem in a year or so.

I'll be getting them from Petsmart, as they are the only ones who have them locally. They're teeny tiny baby ones! No more than an inch long.

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